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Govt, stakeholders urged to design framework on waste management

Waste recycling

Society for the Promotion of People’s Right, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on all tiers of government and relevant stakeholders to design a framework to address waste management in Nigeria. Industrial waste recycling process Mr Williams Osaze, President of the organisation, made the call in an interview on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Abuja. Osaze said that the government ...

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States in North-East Nigeria intensify waste management strategies

Dr Ibrahim Kabir

Some state governments in the North-East zone in Nigeria have intensified effort at ensuring clean environment, creation of job opportunities and revenue generation, through effective waste management practices. Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency A survey conducted in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe states indicates that some of them have even established ...

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South-South states evolve lofty plans for waste disposal, management – Survey

Mohammad Abubakar

Some states in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria have evolved lofty measures to ensure proper waste management and environmental sanitation despite challenges. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar However, lack of affordable and accessible plans and collection system, as well as poor funding, has made effective waste disposal, management, and control still a mirage in the zone. According to ...

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Pandemic: Rivers private waste management outfit sacks 60% of workers

Port Harcourt

A waste management expert in Rivers State, Mr Benson Abu, says his company has laid off 60 per cent of its workers due to the COVID -19 pandemic. Port Harcourt, Rivers State Abu, the Managing Director of CAPS Integrated Services Limited, said in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Thursday, February 4, 2021 that the pandemic had greatly slowed down ...

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Recycling: Panacea to challenges of waste management – Stakeholders

waste managers

With heaps of refuse as permanent features in many South-west states of Nigeria, an environmentalist, Mr Hubert Ajayi, has urged governments to establish waste recycling plants to tackle challenges of waste disposal and management. Waste disposal operators at work A survey conducted in the South-west region shows that waste disposal and management is a huge challenge in many major towns, ...

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Sokoto to construct modern waste bunkers with N48.8m

Aminu Tambuwal

The Commissioner for Environment in Sokoto State, Alhaji Sagir Bafarawa, says N48.8 million will be spent on the construction of five additional enlarged modern waste bunkers for effective management of accumulated wastes. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Bafarawa said on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 that the bunkers would be placed at strategic locations where large wastes being accumulated had ...

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Delta to shut down illegal dump sites

ifeanyi okowa

The Delta State Waste Management Board says it will shut down all illegal dump sites across the state within the next two weeks. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Chairman of the board, Mr Emmanuel Chinye, gave the warning during a tour with his team to some of the waste pilot zones in the state on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. ...

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Germany updates waste prevention programme

Svenja Schulze

Germany has decided to update its waste prevention programme, which bundles the social efforts and goals of environmental policy to avoid waste in the country. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The update aims at placing a stronger focus on public participation, in the light of the fact that as many citizens as possible as well as companies and organisations in ...

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Creating wealth with waste: Avenue for job opportunities in recession

waste managers

The practice of collecting, treating, and managing waste prior to disposal has become a necessity in developing and modern societies. Waste disposal in Lagos Over the years, most waste products have been regarded as having second-rate value and could be recovered and reused for valuable goods. Subsequently, waste can be wealth when properly managed especially in developing economies experiencing recession ...

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Germany funded waste-to-energy project targeting municipal solid waste underway in Ghana

Waste-to-energy Ghana

As nations worldwide continue to embrace the concept of waste as a resource to cherish and not to discard, Ghana is also coming up with initiatives that will not only improve the sanitation situation, but also contribute to sustainable industrial development. Workers and project officials at the construction site of the novel 400Kw power hybrid waste to energy treatment facility ...

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